Eccentric hoarder TV star's house up for sale - including garden where he's buried

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The home of a former television star known as the 'King of the Eccentrics' has been put up for auction - including the garden where his body is buried. See SWNS story SWLNjake; Jake Mangle-Wurzel was a notorious hoarder who died with a large number of quirky items abandoned at his property. This included wacky inventions, torture devices and headless mannequins. Jake died last year at the age of 83, after a short battle with skin cancer and was laid to rest within the grounds of the home in Huddersfield, West Yorks,. He rose to fame in the 1980s and appeared on various television shows throughout the years, including a documentary about himself that was aired in 2015.  His house in Huddersfield, West Yorks,. has now gone up for auction for a guide price of £75,000.
The home of a former television star and hoarder is up for auction, including the garden where his body is buried. (SWNS)

The home of an eccentric TV personality and notorious hoarder is going up for auction - including the garden where he is buried.

Jake Mangle-Wurzel was well known in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, after appearing in a number of TV shows, including a documentary about him that was released in 2015.

He died last year at the age of 83 following a short battle with skin cancer and was buried in the garden of his home in the town.

He loved to hoard and his home was left abandoned and filled with wacky inventions, old newspapers and headless mannequins.

Jake Mangle-Wurzel
Jake Mangle-Wurzel was a TV personality from Huddersfield who died last year. (Reach)
The home of a former television star known as the 'King of the Eccentrics' has been put up for auction - including the garden where his body is buried. See SWNS story SWLNjake; Jake Mangle-Wurzel was a notorious hoarder who died with a large number of quirky items abandoned at his property. This included wacky inventions, torture devices and headless mannequins. Jake died last year at the age of 83, after a short battle with skin cancer and was laid to rest within the grounds of the home in Huddersfield, West Yorks,. He rose to fame in the 1980s and appeared on various television shows throughout the years, including a documentary about himself that was aired in 2015.  His house in Huddersfield, West Yorks,. has now gone up for auction for a guide price of £75,000.
The late Jake Mangle-Wurzel's home is in serious disrepair. (SWNS)
The home of a former television star known as the 'King of the Eccentrics' has been put up for auction - including the garden where his body is buried. See SWNS story SWLNjake; Jake Mangle-Wurzel was a notorious hoarder who died with a large number of quirky items abandoned at his property. This included wacky inventions, torture devices and headless mannequins. Jake died last year at the age of 83, after a short battle with skin cancer and was laid to rest within the grounds of the home in Huddersfield, West Yorks,. He rose to fame in the 1980s and appeared on various television shows throughout the years, including a documentary about himself that was aired in 2015.  His house in Huddersfield, West Yorks,. has now gone up for auction for a guide price of £75,000.
An old caravan in the garden of Jake Mangle-Wurzel's home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. (SWNS)
22nd August 2021
The Funeral of Huddersfield legend Jake Mangel Wurzel.
The funeral of Jake Mangel-Wurzel, who died aged 83 and was buried in his garden. (Reach)

The house will be auctioned on 6 September on a livestream via Auction House Manchester. The property has a guide price of £75,000.

The auction house said the home needs "extensive rebuilding works and refurbishing throughout".

Photos of the property show rubbish everywhere and an old caravan outside.

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There are tree branches strewn across the garden, two abandoned cars and a children's play car.

Mangle-Wurzel is buried in the garden, which was something "he always wanted to do".

Bernard McGuin, 64, who knew him for 37 years, said: "I was there when they buried him.

"He always wanted to be buried there, which was something he made his stipulation.

"Ever since I've known him, he's always said he wanted to be buried in his property.

"He's not buried in the place he wanted to be and he built a tomb at the side of his house with two of his fingers sticking up from the grave.

"But I'm afraid we couldn't do that."

Jake Mangle-Wurzel
Jake Mangle-Wurzel was a well-known TV personality in Huddersfield. (Reach)
The home of a former television star known as the 'King of the Eccentrics' has been put up for auction - including the garden where his body is buried. See SWNS story SWLNjake; Jake Mangle-Wurzel was a notorious hoarder who died with a large number of quirky items abandoned at his property. This included wacky inventions, torture devices and headless mannequins. Jake died last year at the age of 83, after a short battle with skin cancer and was laid to rest within the grounds of the home in Huddersfield, West Yorks,. He rose to fame in the 1980s and appeared on various television shows throughout the years, including a documentary about himself that was aired in 2015.  His house in Huddersfield, West Yorks,. has now gone up for auction for a guide price of £75,000.
The home of Jake Mangle-Wurzel will be auctioned next month. (SWNS)

McGuin described the house as an "awful place to go".

He said: "You didn't want to go there, it was just a death trap.

"You would bump your head on stuff, fall over and you wouldn't want to go to the toilet there.

"He just wrecked the place, he would put something down and just never pick it up.

"You would go in his front room, and it would be filled with newspapers as he was an avid reader of the Huddersfield Examiner and he never threw a copy away."

According to its online listing, the detached house "requires extensive rebuilding works and refurbishing throughout".

However, the auction house said: "There is the potential to significantly extend the existing property subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents."

It added: "Please be aware this property is being sold by a family member as part of a relative’s estate. As part of the deceased wishes, who was a well-known local character, they asked to be buried in the garden and this wish has been carried out with the property being sold as it is."